K. Oleszczyk

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (126 of 156)
Location: Tarnowskie Gory, Poland
Birthday: 31 May


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,147,470 - Total Helpful Votes: 126 of 156
The Pervert's Guide To Cinema (REGION 0) (NTSC) [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Sophie Fiennes
57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars He Lost It at the Movies, 9 April 2007
He's stocky, sweaty, slightly cross-eyed and restless. He stands in front of us and calls himself a pervert. He claims that we - the film viewers - perceive the screen as a toilet bowl, and are all secretly wishing for all the s**t to explode from the inside. He's unpredictable and scary. Well...? Come on, you could have guessed by now: he's one of the leading philosophers of our age.

Slavoj Zizek is both a narrator and a subject of Sophie Fiennes' extraordinary new film, 'A Pervert's Guide to the Cinema'. Fiennes illustrates a feature-long lecture by Zizek, and does so in two ways: by providing exemplary film clips and putting Zizek on real (or reconstructed) locations from the… Read more
Seinfeld - Season 8 [DVD] [2007] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jerry Seinfeld
Seinfeld - Season 8 [DVD] [2007] DVD ~ Jerry Seinfeld
44 of 54 people found the following review helpful
This show started as an exemplary slow-burner, and the next thing you knew - yada yada yada - it became a cultural phenomenon. There is something you may call a Seinfeld experience, and I want to appraise the 8th installment of it.

The eight season marked two departures: one of the co-creator/scriptwriter/producer Larry David, and second of the show itself into the realm of pure wackiness. The season seven much-maligned finale, 'The Invitations' (S07E22), can be properly understood only in the context of general quality of season eight, which was one of craziness let loose. Susan's death marked the exact moment in which the entire show made 'ping!', and flew way off into the… Read more
Uzak (Distant) [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Muzaffer Özdemir
Uzak (Distant) [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Muzaffer Özdemir
22 of 37 people found the following review helpful
UZAK is one of the best films in the history of cinema, and I'm saying this with perfect seriousness. It's a pity that the first Ceylan's feature remains unavaiable: CLOUDS OF MAY is also an exceptional experience.
However I must admit that this Artifitial Eye edition was a total disappointment, for UZAK was shot at 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and is presented here in 1.85:1. There's no note whatsoever that would inform about this change, and I find this very unfair to all those who experienced UZAK in cinema with its sweeping use of widescreen and would like to see it again in its original mastery.
Michal Oleszczyk

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